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Online Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates

Additional Program Offerings

Aurora University’s online post-graduate nursing certificates are designed for registered nurses looking to gain additional certification and expertise in specialized areas for continued career development or career transition. Nurses can earn a post-graduate nursing certificate in the following areas based on their career goals:

  • Nursing administration
  • Nursing education

Post-Graduate Nursing Administration Certificate

Program Requirements

  • Nurses must complete 10 semester hours.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a current RN license in the state of Illinois or Wisconsin. They must also present one letter of recommendation, a current resume or curriculum vitae, and an official, sealed transcript denoting the MSN, MPH, MHA, DNP or PhD.

Opportunities

Health care administration is a growing field; the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 22 percent growth through the next decade. Health and wellness facilities are seeking experienced medical professionals for administrative and leadership roles. Nursing professionals who hold a post-graduate nursing administration certificate are eligible for many of these high-ranking health care careers.

Upon completion, nurses are prepared to take the following certification exams:

  • American Nurse’s Credentialing Center (ANCC)
    • Certified Nurse Executive exam (for managers and directors)
    • Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced exam (for Chief Nursing Officers)
  • The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
    • Certified Nurse Manager exam (for managers and directors)
    • Certified in Executive Nursing Practice exam (for Chief Nursing Officers)

Course Details

NUR6190 Application of Organizational Theory in Health Care – 3 hours
NUR6191 The Business of Health Care and Human Resource Management – 3 hours
NUR6210 Practicum: Role Concentration – 4 hours

Post-Graduate Nursing Education Certificate

Program Requirements

Nurses must complete 10 semester hours.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a current RN license in the state of Illinois or Wisconsin. They must also present one letter of recommendation, a current resume or curriculum vitae, and an official, sealed transcript denoting the MSN, MPH, MHA, DNP or PhD.

Opportunities

Universities, hospitals and other private sector health care businesses are seeking qualified medical professionals to fill a variety of nurse education roles. The post-graduate nursing education certificate delivers exceptional academic knowledge and provides enhanced pedagogy skills for nurses looking to transition into the education field.

Aurora University’s post-graduate nursing education certificate prepares nurses to take the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator exam.

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Course Details

NUR6180 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education – 3 hours
NUR6181 Curriculum Development and Assessment – 3 hours
NUR6210 Practicum: Role Concentration – 4 hours

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